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, a globe-trotting predecessor, pope john paul ii, but pope benedict rose to the occasion, tacking trips to cube barks the united states, europe, the middle east, he really got around and got his message out, and he was very fond of keeping. he is a teacher, an intellectual so he tried to get his message to as many people as possible, from the very young to the very old. this last day in office will be february 28th. then there will be a conclave of cardinals and it's expected that position will be in the position in time to conduct an easter service. greg? >> amy kellogg, live in rom. >>> at catholics the world over react to this news, some are already looking at the legacy pope benedict will leave behind. most in the church view the pontiff as a conservative. not in favor of vary men reforms. he'll also be remembered as the church's leader during the child bows scandal that rocked the world. he apologized for the years of decades by priest, even meeting with the victims. >> joining us now with analysis, former fox news correspondent and now the vatican senior communications advisor,
for being more consived than john paul 2nd. many say he is more scholarly. and sought to return the church to its roots and left a church reeling with sex scandals and declipping numbers. what else are experts saying about the legacy? >> well, he led the catholic church, of course, for seven years, ten months, and nine days, in total. a not insignificant time. experts all say he will be seen as a transitional rather than a transformational pope. that is not to say some of his actions weren't significant, though. for instance, they say that his outreach to the muslim world, including visiting the blue mosque in turkey, was a very significant action, and, according to greg tobin, he was the first pope to truly face up to see sex abuse scandal. listen. >> he will bled as someone who did more than anyone else before him, that's foresheet. john paul ii left a legacy of inaction and avoidance, and benedict faced it head on and before he became pope he was aware of many of these cases, and he also engaged in a personal outreach to victims in a way that no one has -- very few bishops in the world
time we've seen a pope retire, we came familiar with the process after the death of pope john paul ii. white smoke coming 24 hours after the voting began signaling the start of pope benedict's eight years heading the church. today we went down where it all happened down in vatican city. >> as of february 28 the papal apartment will be vacant and as the rules dictate, they will have 15-20 days to bring all the cardinals around the world here, under the age of 80. they will lock themselves in the sistine chapel and begin the process. there will be secret ballots, after each ballot paper slips will be burned. white smoke will arise when they have news of great joy. >> we have a pope. that announcement will come right there from the balcony just as it did in this very spot eight years ago. >> shep: we don't know when it will happen but we'll get a better idea tomorrow. changing the face of catholicism for many years to come. with us is joan lewis, she worked at the vatican for information services 34 years. >> in rome. >> shep: you never saw? >> i never thought i would be here 27 years an
' groups say he didn't do enough. >> shepard: he was the first to meet them face-to-face. >> john paul met some of them. on his watch they started paying attention in park because it was unavoidable. i guess the next pope will have to very much deal with this issue. i think that really what has to happen now is they're going to choose someone who has the energy to carry on. it's a tough job and you need a lot of strength for it. >> shepard: it is a tough job. you're talking about six billion people. from your reporting, do you have a sense there's a frontrunner? >> that's very hard to say. that's god's will, shep. i think there are a lost different cardinals in the works -- a lot of different cardinals in the work. the question is whether the italians in the conclave will choose an italian. sometimes it feels the church is run like an italian village. there's tension between the locals and people who come from around the world. i'm not sure who is the frontrunner. some people say italians, others say it's time for an african pope. there's always a divide. >> rachel, we'll watch for you as
but some republicans aren't buying it, senator john mccain suggests the leak was planned. senator rand paul of kentucky says he is not convinced the president wants to sign a immigration reform bill. >> people don't ever really want to pass them because they would no longer have the republicans to blame. so they set themselves up for failure by putting something up that is untenable. reporter: senator paul says he is willing to figure out a compromise as long as it starts with border security. >> shepard: where is the white house on this? reporter: the president's aides say the border has never been more secure. twice as many agents as ten years ago, and attempted illegal crossings at their lowest level. some suggest the focus on security is intended to distract attention from the path to citizenship that the president says must be part of the bill. the president had already said he would have a backup plan in case lawmakers failed to come up with their own plan, and his chief of staff took a shot at marco rubio for warning the obama policeman would be dead on arrival if propoised. >> let's
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